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Lauren DiRemigio, a radiologic technology student at West Virginia Northern Community College, has been selected to participate in the American Society of Radiologic Technologists 2013 Student Leadership Development Program.
DiRemigio, of Wellsburg, will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ASRT Educational Symposium and Annual Governance and House of Delegates Meeting, June 13-16, in Albuquerque, N.M. In addition, DiRemigio will attend two educational courses specifically designed for students and be assigned a professional mentor during the House of Delegates meeting.
According to Misty D. Kahl, WVNCC radiography program director and assistant professor, DiRemigio is a first-year student in the program and her selection “is a great honor for her as well as for Northern.” She was one of 61 students chosen from more than 130 entries submitted by radiologic science students from throughout the country.
As part of the application process, students were required to write a 500-700 word essay on how they expect to grow professionally by participating in the program.
The ASRT represents 150,000 members who perform medical imaging procedures or plan and deliver radiation therapy treatments. The society also provides radiologic technology students with the tools, services and support they need to prepare for careers in medical imaging and radiation therapy.
“The Student Leadership Development Program gives medical imaging and radiation therapy students the opportunity to experience firsthand how the ASRT governance process works,” ASRT President Donna L. Thaler Long said. “While in Albuquerque, students will participate in educational activities, network with radiology leaders and learn from seasoned radiologic technologists. It’s a great way for students to get involved early and jumpstart their careers.”
For more information about the ASRT and opportunities for radiologic science students, visit www.asrt.org/students.